Using Natural Weed Killers? STOP! Read This First!
I don’t mean stop as in never use them again, just until you read this article from Hometalk. Here’s some great advice for homesteaders.
In their article they explore the 9 most common natural weed killers; their effectiveness and effects on other plants and living things. If you think about it, it makes sense. If something can kill weeds it may either kill or injure other living things – things you might not want dead or injured! For example:
“Household vinegar is only 5% acetic acid, which is the main element that kills the weed. While the castile soap will remove the plant’s protective oil coating, making it easier for the 5% vinegar to effect the plant, this method will only work on very young and weak weeds. Neither of these ingredients are good for the rest of your yard, and will kill other plants should they come into contact.”
Their expert also gives some advice on how to make the natural weed killers you use, more effective. For example using the boiling water weed killer:
“Add a pinch of salt to the pot to raise the boiling temp so your water death sentence will be extra effective.”
So if you’re using natural weed killers, be sure and read the whole article for some great tips and advice!
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